I Heard The World Crying

I heard the world crying
As though she was dying,
And then came the rain
As though sympathy to her pain,
She was being polluted
And her body was being looted,
Myself and a million more sighed;
She just cried.

I heard the world moan
But, she was not alone,
I and a million more didn't like how she was treated
She was used, and abused, and cheated,
She gave us all a home to live
But, we took, we destroyed and we didn't give,
Promises to help her were broken and unkept;
She just wept.

I heard the world grieve
Maybe from what she couldn't believe,
Pollution it was now everywhere
And seemingly to her, no one did care,
They dug inside of her for coal and oil
They polluted her waters and the air and the soil,
And when man's protection for her failed;
She again wailed.

I heard the world howl
Then I heard her growl,
With her mighty winds and storms
From all of nature's platforms,
But, we won't care and we won't listen
Then will come an instant frisson,
We will ignore, and then us the world will deny;
She will die

Randy L. McClave

by Randy McClave

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Comments (16)

Beautifully crafted thought provoking poem concerned with preservation of ecological balance. Congrats on poem of the Day.
I heard the world howl Then I heard her growl, With her mighty winds and storms ..../////// great poetic expression
'We will ignore, and then us the world will deny; She will die' - these two lines sum up the poem well. Congratulations on your poem's selection as the 'Member Poem of the Day'!
Powerful and insightful. An amazing poem. Congrats for POD.
Very powerfully portrays the the woes and agonies of mother earth - - - -Congratulations for being selected Poet of the Day.
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